For those who are looking for the ultimate 6.5" component speaker upgrade to their vehicle's stereo, here is a whole new level of speaker that truly redefine the meaning of quality sound reproduction. A list assembled of only the very best speakers, this high end 6.5" component car speaker comparison list is for the individual not afraid to spend top dollar for the absolute best products on the market.
But before you choose a speaker for your system, consider learning more about Component Car Speakers

Best High End 6.5 Inch Component Speakers | Top 6

6.5" Component SpeakerSpeaker TypePower HandlingPriceBuy Now
1. Morel Supremo 6022 WayRMS: 140 Watts
Peak: 600 Watts
$$$$$ Buy Now
2. Focal Utopia BE Kit Nº 62 WayRMS: 100 Watts
Peak: 200 Watts
$$$$$ Buy Now
3. Focal 165 KRX22 WayRMS: 100 Watts
Peak: 200 Watts
$$$$ Buy Now
4. Hertz ML 16001 WayRMS: 125 Watts
Peak: 250 Watts
$$$ Buy Now
5. Rockford Fosgate T5652-S2 WayRMS: 150 Watts
Peak: 300 Watts
$$$$ Buy Now
6. Hertz HSK 165XL2 WayRMS: 150 Watts
Peak: 300 Watts
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Best High End 6 1/2 Inch Component Car Speaker List

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.5" component system
- Frequency Range: 30 - 15k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 140W

Morel Supremo 602 Quick Review:

A recipient of the 2012 CEA Innovation award, the Morel Supremo 602 is Morel's flagship component speaker for the automotive market. These components create precise, linear, dynamic sound with a wide frequency range. And with crossovers that are engineered to meet the most challenging acoustic conditions of a car, you can expect positive phase, sharp roll-off and resistor-free signal paths to create total sound integration between the Supremo components to recreate a realistic three-dimensional sound.

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.75" (fits in 6.5" openings) component system
- Frequency Range: 66 - 40k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 100W

Price Comparison

Focal Utopia Be Kit Nº 6 Quick Review:

The focal of all Focal's, the Utopia Be Kit N°6 Active. At Focal, sound quality is religion and the Utopia Be Kit N°6 Active demonstrates their passion for quality and high-performing speakers. Enjoy extraordinary sound reproduction with these 6.5" components, and redefine the acoustic experience.

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.75" (fits 6.5" openings) component system
- Frequency Range: 70 - 20k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 100W

Price Comparison

Focal 165KRX2 Quick Review:

The Focal K2 Power 165KRX2 are made with incredibly agile woofers, built from aramid and glass fibers that give the accuracy that's needed to reproduce any musical preference, including classical. Bass? No problem for these components, they handle the power needed to play even your bass-heavy music with precision. And with high quality baskets made from non-magnetic sturdy zinc-aluminum alloy, they won't interfere with the internal electronics of the speaker.

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.5" component system
- Frequency Range: 70 - 40k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 100W

Price Comparison

Hertz ML 1600 Quick Review:

The ML 1600 is a 6.5" component woofer with extraordinary features and capability. Its pressed-pulp V-Cone® is combined with cotton fibers, while the surround features a smooth profile, adding to its overall natural and accurate sound. Its versatility allows the ML 1600 to offer the highest potential in two-way systems and it easily as it reproduces, without compromise, the mid-bass frequency in multi-way systems at the highest level.

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.5" component system
- Frequency Range: 45 - 40k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 150W

Rockford Fosgate T5652-S Quick Review:

The T5652-S is Rockford Fosgate's pinnacle component car speaker. High grade materials combined with extensive research, design and testing, these components were engineer to be the best sound producing speakers on the market, and are most definitely among them. Featuring a cast aluminum frames with liquid crystal polymer (LCP) fiber trilaminate cones, you get a high quality and incredibly precise speaker that performs.

Editor's Rating:

- 2 way 6.5" component system
- Frequency Range: 40 - 22k Hz
- Power handling (RMS): 150W

Hertz HSK 165XL Quick Review:

The Hertz HSK 165XL inherits several aspects, including the design and material selection and performance of the MLK 165. All of this with an increase of 2db increase throughout its frequency range. A damped XL Mesh Fibre Cone for extended bandwidth and smooth response and Aerodynamic die-cast aluminum baskets that eliminating rear wave reflections, the High-Energy line of products from Hertz is synonymous with quality and high performance and is increasingly popular.

Best Car Speakers: Common Speaker Terms & Ratings

When comparing and choosing the Best High End 6.5" Component Car Speakers on today's market, CarAudioNow takes into consideration several key criteria: Lets define a few common criteria and terms that are compared when rating a speaker:
Power Handling: Power handling is the measurement a manufacture gives to rate how much power a speaker can handle and operate at. It is given by two measurements, RMS and Peak (or MAX). RMS Power rating is the amount of power the speaker handles continuously, while the Peak Power rating is the amount of power a speaker can handle in short bursts. When comparing speakers, RMS Power is the more relevant and important rating to look at.
Sensitivity: The speaker sensitivity rating is a measurement of the amount of sound the speaker will emit from the power it’s given. The higher the sensitivity, the more efficient the speaker is with the power it’s given. For lower powered systems, you want a higher sensitivity rating. For a higher powered system, you want a lower sensitivity rating. Lower sensitivity rated speakers are meant to handle higher power.
Frequency Range: Frequency range is the frequencies that the speaker emits sound at, measure in Hz. Normally they are given from a low frequency to high, for example: 20 – 22,000 (22k) Hz. This measure how low and high the speaker can actually emit sound at.

Speaker Design and Materials

Woofer: The speaker woofer can determine the responsiveness, and quality of the speaker. The stiffer and more lightweight the material used, the more effective the speaker is. Polypropylene is a very common material used for the cone, as well as woven fabrics such as kevlar. Aluminum and titanium are also used in higher end speakers.
Woofer Surrounding: The woofer surround also is an important aspect of the speaker system and effect the sound as well. Durable, lightweight, and free moving materials are used to allow the woofer to move with as little energy possible. The material is essential for a long lasting and performing speaker too. As speakers get older and used, humidity levels and wear-and-tear can crack and even break the surrounding of the woofer. Rubber surrounding is typically the most long lasting an high performing material. Foam an cloth surroundings are found on less expensive component speakers, with lower performance and shorter life spans.
Crossovers: When you purchase a component car speaker system, a crossover is almost always a part of the package. External crossovers are typically used to lessen the amount of distortion a speaker might have by separating the frequency inputs. Signals can cross through coated wiring and cause distortion, so an external crossover system will limit this.

Also see CarAudioNow's Best 5.25″ Car Speakers | Best 6" x 9" Car Speakers | Best 5" x 7" Speakers

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on April 26th, 2018

4 Comments to “ Best High-End 6.5″ Component Car Speakers 2018 | Reviews, Specs, Prices”

  1. Dick Jones says :Reply

    I learned a long time ago for my home audio and its the same for car audio. Build your own speakers. You can build them to suit your tastes and music you most often listen to.
    The best part is the value for the money spent. If you do your home work you’ll spend half of what the high end companies want for a better speaker.

  2. Paul L. says :Reply

    William is right, most I what see or hear is junk designed for teens who only know one parameter in audio – how many watts it has is most common question. Junk-but-loud boombox on wheels forever… Where are people like Earl Zausmer who showed how car audio should sound like. Most places that I visited produce book boxes and do not educate about good sound. Same goes for recordings made today, new and remastered – loud and compressed is the norm, a very sorry state of audio.

  3. Johnny Davis Jr says :Reply

    So which one is better hertz or morels car audio

  4. William Billowitch says :Reply

    Why do NONE of the car speaker manufacturers provide frequency response graphs any longer? I cannot even find them on their company web pages.
    And believe me, there is a tremendous difference between one driver and another even made by the same company. Certain drivers have 6 db spikes at certain frequencies (particularly near the high end as they strain to extend their frequency range) indicating resonance problems with materials selection or manufacturing.
    Gone are high end audio stores….we’re left with Best Buy or worse. And those stores that do have a selection of speakers cater to teens on limited budgets.
    All in all, making it nearly impossible to choose a provider.

    PS: Please do not share my email address with any affiliate !

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